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    3 top concerns with IPF and comorbidities [SLIDESHOW]

    3 top concerns with ipf and comorbidities

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    Patients with IPF should be carefully assessed for comorbidities, the most significant of which are cardiovascular disease (CVD) and lung cancer.

    “Both these comorbidities are associated with a significantly worse prognosis and are difficult to treat, with few established therapeutic options,” wrote Carlo Vancheri, professor with the Regional Centre for Rare Pulmonary Diseases, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine at the University of Catania, Italy, in a recent issue of Sarcoidosis Vasculitis and Diffuse Lung Diseases.

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    Here are the major findings on IPF and comorbidities from Vancheri and his colleagues in Germany, France and Denmark:

     

    Christine Blank
    Contributing Editor Christine Blank is a freelance writer based in Florida.

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